Should the following Tier 3: up to $5,000 USD in MANA, 3 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Community category be approved?
At ETHAnglia we are committed to developing a community to progress the understanding, adoption, utilisation and furthering of web3 within the East of England.
We will be running two events covering the MetaVerse, firstly, NorDevCon (17th June 2022) where around 500 developers will be attending, followed by our Gaming and the Metaverse event (21st June 2022) where a wide range of individuals from all areas of society attend.
Our team have experience of organising, managing and running events, we are looking for support from Decentraland to create a bank of usable computers to “dive in”, as well as speakers for both events.
Our project is a community building project, allowing us to build the interest, understanding and adoption of Decentraland in the East of England. It will allow individuals to experience Decentraland for themselves, as well as hear talks on the project at our community events.
Through the funding, this will allow us to bring Decentraland “live” to an event with an estimated 500 developers in attendance, as well as another event with 100 individuls (of all walks of life). This will cover Decentraland as part of the ETHAnglia community of events, including venue hire, speaker setup and having Decentraland marketed terminals to experience the metaverse in person.
We appreciate that the communities will only utilise the “terminals” for events (we plan to integrate Metaverse into future events, but this is something we are still planning, we wanted to be explicit with our deliverables for this application). To further the technology utilisation, will ensure these are put to good use by being used by scholars of our web3 academy when not in use by the events (ETHAnglia)
The project will fall into three major catagories:
Confirming Venues and Speakers
The venue for NorDevCon is already confirmed and a preliminary speaker list including a number of high profile speakers is in the works. We have a couple of options for the Gaming and Metaverse venue on the 21st June. This will need to be confirmed. Note that we would need a live speaker for NorDevCon (17th June) but have and are able to support international speakers for the meetup (21st June) via Zoom.
Preperation for Events
Event preperation is already underway due to the scale of NorDevCon. We have full use of the room used for the web3 track on the Friday and are planning to use space for a Decentraland breakout space, as well as live interviews for content creation.
During this phase, we would need to spec and purchase the computers for free use at the events on Decentraland. Decide what activities, if any, we promote to engage within the Metaverse. Create banners to sit above the Decentraland area.
For the 21st July event, we will need to source a venue, arrange food and drinks, arrange ticketing (both Meetup and via Unlock Protocol).
Sounds simple, but the delivery portion will make sure that members of the team are manning, organising and reviewing the use of the areas and making sure the maximum number of people are getting a good overview and use of the computers. Managing speakers, ensuring that tech is working etc.
James has been supporting ETHAnglia since its inception. James is the community manager for ETHAnglia, has organised a number of events including the recent Tech and Beer event at FUEL Studios (Inaugural Tech and Beer Norwich – Event Roundup - the probable venue for the 21st). James supports with the ETHAnglia Twitter, Discord., etc.
James is the founder of Akcela, an incubator in Norwich City that supports companies (including web3) to develop, and grow (Startup business incubator offering support and space in Norwich)
Dom has been involved in startups and scale up tech companies and is an alumni of TechStars. Dom is a founding member of NorDev, has been a keynote speaker for a number of years and an experienced events director, having supported the creation and devlivery of NorDevCon through the years.
Dom is also a NED and career supporter with TechEducators a full stack and web3 bootcamp, based in the Akcela incubator.
Tim is a founding member of ETHAnglia and an expierienced developer. Tim brings years of development experience, and an understanding of the bootcamp process from both sides of the table and is finding his way in running and supporting events alongside the team.
The core team will be supported by the wider ETHAnglia committee.
Roadmap and milestones
Milestone 1: Now - March 11th - Confirming Venues and Speakers
Deliverables to the team will be venue confirmation, invoice production for event venue and confirmed speakers for each event (we are hoping someone from Decentraland). This will include the topics to be covered and duration.
Milestone 2: March 11th - May 31st - Preperation for Events
Deliverables for this will be the outline of how the events will run as a document. This will demonstrate the use of the computers, what will be running (i.e. Decentraland event), how long each person will get to try out Decentraland.
We will through the phase agree internally the specifcation for the computers, as well as the marketing for Decentraland (we are currently thinking a wide banner to sit above the terminals). This will be agreed with Decentraland.
We will also outline the food and drink situation, have ticketing (free, but we do giveaways etc, and tickets are required) available and ready for the 21st, and update the community on its status.
Milestone 3: Delivery
Deliverables for this will be the events themselves, however, we will ensure that full visibility through our marketing (such as this video https://twitter.com/ETHAnglia/status/1492208434292404226?s=20&t=VuyzReIaoYHbmx3skzAlBA) are pushed to show the excitement and outcomes of the events.
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